Due to air on BBC1 in the autumn, Even Better Than The Real Thing will see professional tribute artists recreate the performances of their idols, with the audience voting on the best act.
In the one hour special, the competitors will also sing ‘unique collaborations’ together, giving viewers the chance to witness duets they wouldn’t have thought possible. Perhaps huge-voiced Londoners Adele and Amy will have a sing-off, or Michael Jackson will moonwalk to Ed Sheehan’s ‘Shape of You’?
At the end of the show the studio audience will decide who, on the night, really was Even Better Than The Real Thing.
The show was commissioned by Rachel Ashdown, who claims that it is in some respects a tribute itself – to the tribute artists it features and the art of impersonation. “In the last ten years, tribute artists have exploded in popularity across the UK and around the world,” she said. “Their talent and professionalism is breathtaking and now BBC1 is delighted to be sharing and celebrating these show-stopping performances.”